Free MLB Pick: Mariners vs Athletics Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(80-69) Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics (82-67)
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland PA
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Sean Manaea
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mariners +148 | Athletics -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Athletics -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Mariners are starting to fade in the race for the 2nd wild card spot, dropping to 4 games back after a 5-5 stretch over their last 10. Of course Seattle can climb right back into the thick of things as they begin a 4-game series with one of the teams they are chasing, the A’s.
Oakland has used a 5 game win streak to sit just two back of the Blue Jays for the 2nd wild card position. Both Seattle and Oakland would still have to jump the Yankees who are 1.5 back, but everybody is also within just 5 games of Boston who has the top wild card position. It’s going to be an interesting week.
Seattle got their current road trip off on the right start with a series win in Kansas City over the weekend. Maybe getting away from the Pacific Northwest is what the Mariners need, as they had a disappoint 2-4 home stand last week that left them reeling in the playoff race.
The Mariners have the worst team average in baseball (.223) but they are putting up some decent offensive numbers lately, scoring 4+ runs in 9 of the last 11. Oakland is going to try to win with pitching, so M’s bats need to stay hot on Monday.
Jared Kellenic can provide Seattle some offense as he has posted a .412 average, a .500 OBP, and 3 HR over the past 5 games. The infield combo of Dylan Moore and Ty France is red hot too, both hitting above .500 and a .600+ OBP over the past week as well.
The Mariners are +148 underdogs on Monday and that number has value considering they’ve won 6 of the last 8 Tyler Anderson starts. Anderson will give up some runs though with a 4.80 ERA in three September starts which is why Seattle needs their offense to continue producing.
The A’s seem to have broken out of a funk that included a 4-8 record to start the month of September. Oakland has now rattled off five in a row and all on the road – but against the Royals and Angels who are a combined 20 games under .500.
Oakland hasn’t put up a ton of runs on their current hot streak, but they do have a lot of hitters that are producing. Elvis Andrus (.529) leads a group of five A’s starters who are hitting .360 or better over the past week.
The A’s should have the pitching edge with Sean Manaea up in the rotation. The left-hander has been shaky at times lately though with three outings allowing 5+ over his last six. Manaea has allowed just 1 ER in 16 IP against Seattle this season however (.058 ERA).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Mariners are 5-1 last 6 road games vs. LH starter
- Mariners are 7-2 last 9 Monday games
- Mariners are 9-3 last 12 road games
- OVER is 6-0-1 in Mariners last 7 as an underdog
- A’s are 5-0 last 5 overall
- A’s are 2-5 last 7 Monday games
- A’s are 0-5 last 5 head to head meetings
Free Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Prediction:
The A’s are a no play at -180 because even though he’s pitched well against Seattle lately, you never know if you’re going to get “good Manaea or bad Manaea” over the last six starts.
At the same time Anderson will give up some runs of his own for the Mariners. What both teams do have is some hitters streaking in the right direction and that combined with the pitching uncertainty makes this a play on the offenses.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
8 seems low for this matchup.
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